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'''First Appearance:''' [[LIAB Text 30]]
 
'''First Appearance:''' [[LIAB Text 30]]
  
Ace, Lord Hardware, is a [[Dollamancy|Dollamancer]] in service to [[Jetstone]]. He [[pop]]ped in [[Dhrystone]] following the loss of Chief Dollamancer [[Holly Shortcake]]. He has served under four [[Chief Warlord]]s, meaning he began under the Chief predating [[Ansom]].
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Lord '''Ace Hardware''' is a level 2 adept class [[Dollamancer]] in service to [[Gobwin Knob]]. He originated in [[Jetstone]], having [[pop]]ped in [[Dhrystone]] following the loss of Chief Dollamancer [[Holly Shortcake]]. He has served under four [[Chief Warlord]]s, meaning he began under the Chief predating [[Ansom]].{{ref|1}}
  
 
He is tall and brawny, with metal gauntlets that cover his entire arms, a shirt that shows off his abs, boots, and a tall flat-top haircut, and carries a huge multi-bow [[Magic Item|accessory]].
 
He is tall and brawny, with metal gauntlets that cover his entire arms, a shirt that shows off his abs, boots, and a tall flat-top haircut, and carries a huge multi-bow [[Magic Item|accessory]].
  
He specializes in accessories (Hardware), and wishes to create action figures.
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Ace was made to perform Holly's old [[Duties]] as Jetstone's seamstress and maker of plush golems, which he hated. He became friends with [[Cubbins]], who helped him pursue his own creative interests as a sort of hobby, helping him maintain his sanity. The only other person he got along with was Ossomer, the only Chief Warlord of Jetstone to allow him to create [[magic item|accessories]].{{ref|2}}
  
He finds using plush and glass boring, and perhaps emasculating, and finds [[doll]]s distasteful, to the point he finds [[Transylvito]]'s Dollamancer, who specializes in them, a pervert.
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Along with [[Pierce]] and [[Lloyd]], Ace was sent to defend the [[hex]] on [[Jetstone]]'s side of the [[Expository Bridge]].{{ref|3}}
  
He has created or modified several magic items, including:
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During the [[Siege of Spacerock]], Ace helped Slately croak all of Gobwin Knob's [[archon]]s, save one he managed to [[capture]] with a magic item of his own creation.{{ref|4}}
*the [[Magic Item#Bracer Blaster|Bracer Blaster]] for [[Ossomer]].
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*[[Slately]]'s crown, cloak, and scepter (in conjunction with [[Cubbins]])
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*a [[jetpack]]
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Along with [[Pierce]] and [[Lloyd]], Ace was sent to defend the [[hex]] on [[Jetstone]]'s side of the [[Expository Bridge]].
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In the final stages of the battle, King Slately led a charge against Gobwin Knob. Meanwhile, Ace worried about Cubbins, who had been trapped during a collapse. While the other casters left with [[Tramennis]], Ace desperately begged King Slately to let him help in order to rescue Cubbins.{{ref|5}} During the battle, he was able to croak and dust nearly all of Gobwin Knob's remaining units, including [[Captain Archer]] and [[Lady Sylvia]].{{ref|6}} He participated in the battle for the throne room and was eventually [[croak]]ed by [[Jack]]'s [[purple dwagon]].{{ref|7}} After the battle was finally over, Gobwin Knob [[decrypt]]ed him, and Ace took to his new life with enthusiasm.{{ref|8}}
  
He is friends with [[Cubbins]], who helped him pursue his creative interests as a sort of hobby, helping him maintain his sanity. The only other person he got along with was Ossomer.
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==Creations==
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He specializes in accessories (Hardware), and wishes to create [[action figure]]s. He finds using plush and glass boring, and perhaps emasculating, and finds [[doll]]s distasteful, to the point he finds [[Transylvito]]'s Dollamancer, who specializes in them, a pervert. He has created or modified several [[magic item]]s, including:
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*Ray guns capable of firing ranged [[Shockamancy]].
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**Ossomer's [[Magic Item#Bracer Blaster|Bracer Blaster]].
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**Slately's scepter.
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*Slately's cloak, capable of deflecting a single [[Shockamancy]] bolt.
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*A [[jetpack]]
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* A [[camera]] (in a link with [[Maggie]] and [[Isaac Cipher]])
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* [[Toy soldier|A small]], magically [[veil|camouflaged]] [[action figure]]
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==Relationships==
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===[[Cubbins]]===
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{{:Ace-Cubbins Relationship}}
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===[[Ossomer]]===
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{{:Ace-Ossomer Relationship}}
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===[[Parson Gotti]]===
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{{:Parson-Ace Relationship}}
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===[[Slately]]===
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{{:Slately-Ace Relationship}}
  
 
=Speculation=
 
=Speculation=
Ace popped shortly after the loss of Jetstone's previous Dollamancer, Holly Shortcake. Ace states that this must have been because Jetstone was [[Fate]]d to have a Dollamancer. His talent for creating accessories fits [[Parson]]'s playing style quite well and he has had a greater level of significance than Jetstone's other casters. These facts make it look quite likely that Ace is fated to [[turn]] to [[Gobwin Knob]].
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==Fate's Plans for Ace==
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Ace popped shortly after the loss of Jetstone's previous Dollamancer, Holly Shortcake. Ace states that this must have been because Jetstone was [[Fate]]d to have a Dollamancer. His talent for creating accessories fits [[Parson]]'s playing style quite well and he has had a greater level of significance than Jetstone's other casters. These facts make it look quite likely that Ace's "[[decryption|joining]]" [[Gobwin Knob]] was specifically a part of the [[Titan]]s' great plan.
  
Conversely, he may be fated to face Parson at some point, with his talents causing him to be a significant and difficult to defeat foe.
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=Citations=
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*{{note|level| Level}} [[Hvs.tCF 154]].
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*{{note|1| Early life}} [[LIAB Text 30]].
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*{{note|2| Life in Jetstone}} ''ibid''
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*{{note|3| Exposition bridge}} [[LIAB 4]]
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*{{note|4| Fighting archons}} [[LIAB 80]]
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*{{note|5| Fiinding Cubbins}} [[LIAB 93]]
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*{{note|6| Fighting Archer and Sylvia}} Archer - [[LIAB 98]], Sylvia - [[LIAB 101]]
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*{{note|7| Croaking}} Caught in the collapsing Atrium, his corpse can be seen on [[LIAB 106]]
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*{{note|8| Enthusiasm}} [[LIAB Epilogue 03]]
  
 
=Real World References=
 
=Real World References=
Ace Hardware is a chain hardware store serving the United States. Of course the "hardware" Ace specializes in is more military hardware, or small arms and ordnance, than hammers and drills.
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[[wikipedia:Ace Hardware|Ace Hardware]] is a chain hardware store serving the United States. Of course the "hardware" Ace specializes in is more military hardware, or small arms and ordnance, than hammers and drills.
 
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Ace himself resembles an action figure, and his appearance may be a reference to Chip Hazard, the commander of the Commando Elite in the movie Small Soldiers. Ace's name, blond hair and obsession with flight are also references to Ace McCloud, a character in the 1980s American toy tie-in cartoon "The Centurions." Both references emphasize his focus on action figures and combat oriented accessories as an alternative to dolls and plush as possible applications of Dollamancy.
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Ace also bears more than a passing resemblance to Jake Busey's character Ace in the film Starship Troopers.
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Ace himself, according to some, resembles [[wikipedia:Guile_(Street_Fighter)|Guile]], from the Street Fighter video game series. His armored gauntlets have joints and articulation seams similar to  [[wikipedia:G.I. Joe|G.I. Joe]] action figures.
  
 
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Ace Hardware (Current)
Race: Decrypted (Men)
Faction: Gobwin Knob (formerly Jetstone)
Class: Caster (Dollamancer)
Rank and Titles: Adept
Level: 2[1]
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Proposed Canon

"This is a great day! A great day!"

Strengths: Creativity, Gung-Ho

Weaknesses: Dealing With Disappointment, Persecution Complex

First Appearance: LIAB Text 30

Lord Ace Hardware is a level 2 adept class Dollamancer in service to Gobwin Knob. He originated in Jetstone, having popped in Dhrystone following the loss of Chief Dollamancer Holly Shortcake. He has served under four Chief Warlords, meaning he began under the Chief predating Ansom.[2]

He is tall and brawny, with metal gauntlets that cover his entire arms, a shirt that shows off his abs, boots, and a tall flat-top haircut, and carries a huge multi-bow accessory.

Ace was made to perform Holly's old Duties as Jetstone's seamstress and maker of plush golems, which he hated. He became friends with Cubbins, who helped him pursue his own creative interests as a sort of hobby, helping him maintain his sanity. The only other person he got along with was Ossomer, the only Chief Warlord of Jetstone to allow him to create accessories.[3]

Along with Pierce and Lloyd, Ace was sent to defend the hex on Jetstone's side of the Expository Bridge.[4]

During the Siege of Spacerock, Ace helped Slately croak all of Gobwin Knob's archons, save one he managed to capture with a magic item of his own creation.[5]

In the final stages of the battle, King Slately led a charge against Gobwin Knob. Meanwhile, Ace worried about Cubbins, who had been trapped during a collapse. While the other casters left with Tramennis, Ace desperately begged King Slately to let him help in order to rescue Cubbins.[6] During the battle, he was able to croak and dust nearly all of Gobwin Knob's remaining units, including Captain Archer and Lady Sylvia.[7] He participated in the battle for the throne room and was eventually croaked by Jack's purple dwagon.[8] After the battle was finally over, Gobwin Knob decrypted him, and Ace took to his new life with enthusiasm.[9]

Creations

He specializes in accessories (Hardware), and wishes to create action figures. He finds using plush and glass boring, and perhaps emasculating, and finds dolls distasteful, to the point he finds Transylvito's Dollamancer, who specializes in them, a pervert. He has created or modified several magic items, including:

Relationships

Cubbins

Apart from Prince Ossomer, the Hat Magician Cubbins was the only unit at the court of Jetstone who was friendly to the Dollamancer Ace Hardware. Cubbins would spend some of his juice on small object conjuration to produce items that Ace could enhance and enchant to accessories using Dollamancy.

It is implied that the relationship between Cubbins and Ace was romantic.

Ossomer

Ossomer was one of the few people in Jetstone to really get along with Ace.

While the rest of the Jetstone court wanted Ace to keep doing what Holly Shortcake had done before him, Ossomer was the only Chief Warlord to allow him a modicum of freedom in his creations. Although still expected to create Cloth Golems and raiment, Ossomer didn't stop him from creating accessories like the bracer blaster.

Parson Gotti

Ace Hardware met and fought Parson Gotti of Gobwin Knob in the burning court of Spacerock shortly before he was croaked.

As a newly decrypted unit of Gobwin Knob, Ace seems to be very impressed with Parson, his new Chief Warlord. He finds Parson's large size and his way with words very appealing, and he is eager to improve Parson's twoll-made gear using his powers as a Dollamancer.

In the short span of time since his decryption, Ace already seems to be very loyal to Parson. He desires to protect Parson from the Magic Kingdom's free casters.

Slately

Ace Hardware popped shortly after Holly Shortcake, Jetstone's first Dollamancer, croaked.

King Slately hated Ace, mostly because he saw Ace as a joke and punishment from the Titans for being careless with Holly's life. Slately considered him an unworthy successor to Holly, whom he loved, and generally referred to Ace as 'Dollamancer'. King Slately and his various Chief Warlords refused to allow Ace to experiment with his preferred talents, only allowing him to use Holly's designs in honor of her legacy.

During the Siege of Spacerock, Gobwin Knob came to seriously threaten the Jetstone side. Longing to see his talents recognized, Ace came up with a plan of escape that revolved around his accessories. Desperate for a plan, any plan, King Slately overheard Ace's discussion and finally started to see Ace's value. When King Slately's Ditto made his last charge, he allowed Ace to participate against his better judgment to make up for his mistreatment.

Speculation

Fate's Plans for Ace

Ace popped shortly after the loss of Jetstone's previous Dollamancer, Holly Shortcake. Ace states that this must have been because Jetstone was Fated to have a Dollamancer. His talent for creating accessories fits Parson's playing style quite well and he has had a greater level of significance than Jetstone's other casters. These facts make it look quite likely that Ace's "joining" Gobwin Knob was specifically a part of the Titans' great plan.

Citations

Real World References

Ace Hardware is a chain hardware store serving the United States. Of course the "hardware" Ace specializes in is more military hardware, or small arms and ordnance, than hammers and drills.

Ace himself, according to some, resembles Guile, from the Street Fighter video game series. His armored gauntlets have joints and articulation seams similar to G.I. Joe action figures.